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March 07, 2018 #6,138 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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NEW CME ARTICLE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE
March 2018 CME
 
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APMA STATE COMPONENT NEWS
IPMA Appoints New Executive Director
 
The Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (IPMA) has appointed Thomas L. Joseph, MPS, CAE, as Executive Director. The announcement was made by the IPMA President, Douglas Pacaccio, DPM. Mr. Joseph will succeed Michael Hriljac, DPM, JD, who announced his retirement and who will now assist in the transition process.
 
Thomas Joseph
 
Mr. Joseph comes to IPMA from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care where he was the President & CEO for three years. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director with the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation for six years. Mr. Joseph has been in the medical association management field for nearly 30 years, including positions at the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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OUTSIDE INTERESTS
NC Podiatrist Retires From Painting Art for Runners
 
This year will mark the 14th year that Matt Thompson, DPM has painted the signature watercolor artwork for the Rumba on the Lumber, which ends its three-day run today. And it will be the last. Since 2005, the 61-year-old podiatrist’s art has been featured on shirts, fliers, and websites for the three-day festival hosted by the Robeson Road Runners. His paintings also have been used on the runners bib worn during the race.
 
Dr. Matthew Thompson
 
Thompson is stepping back from the festival to spend more time with his family. “I’m planning on retiring,” Thompson said. “We have a grandson in Colorado, and we spend much more time out there.” The longtime Lumberton resident has been a podiatrist for 36 years. “Matt has been a terrific volunteer for the Robeson Road Runners and he’s a terrific artist,” Jef Lambdin, Rumba on the Lumber coordinator, said. “We are going to be sad.”
 
Source: Tomeka Sinclair, The Robesonian [3/5/18]
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FROM PM's CURRENT ISSUE
Several times a week, PM News posts an entire article from a recent issue of our partner, Podiatry Management Magazine. Please note that the views expressed in Podiatry Management Magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of PM News or Barry Block.
 
Today's Featured Article
 
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY

How Can Other Practices Improve Your Online Reputation? - Part 2

Today, online reputation management is crucial for the survival and growth of any practice. The ever-growing competition is making it tough for practices to outshine others. So, instead of getting worried about what others are doing, it’s time to learn from them and improve yourself. Let’s see how your competitors can benefit you by improving your online reputation.
 
2.  Unique content
 
In addition to a good-looking website, you need to have educational and easy-to-understand content. Content includes information such as office details, your bio, specialty, and services that put the patient at ease and understand your practice in a better way.
 
In addition to informative content, it is necessary that you have good SEO. If your competitor outranks your website, you are likely lacking good SEO strategies and quality content. Check your competitors’ websites content and implement new ideas in your web content. Always remember your content should be unique, informative, and original.
 
Source: Manish Kumar Chauhan, Physicians Practice [3/4/18]

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1
From: Connie Lee Bills, DPM
 
Yes! We have the same problem in Michigan. I am not a Medicaid provider, so I face “eating” the deductible and being paid $0 for services. I am contemplating not seeing any Medicare patient that is categorized “QMB”. These are the only ones you can’t see the deductible for.
 
Connie Lee Bills, DPM, Mt. Pleasant, MI
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 2
From: Kathleen Neuhoff, DPM
 
I am a veterinarian as well as a podiatrist. As a requirement for achieving board certification, it was necessary to submit two papers suitable for inclusion in a peer reviewed journal in addition to the usual case presentations and two days of testing. One of the reasons this was done many years ago was because the feeling in veterinary medicine is that one of the main differentiating factors between a profession and a trade is the production and publishing of research. If such a requirement became a part of the board certification requirements for podiatry, I am sure we would see a rapid expansion of research!
 
Kathleen Neuhoff, DPM, South Bend, IN
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES)
From: James Koon, DPM
 
It is not infrequent anymore to read articles that show higher and higher rates of physician burnout. The thing is this: no one cares. Joe Q Public could not (and does not) concern themselves with your emotions one bit. In their minds, you are still a rich doctor who only cares about making money. Certainly, there is a microcosm of patients that care about you but be assured, 99% couldn’t give a flip about us. 
 
I’ve been practicing for twenty years. The first 18 were in a private practice and the last two in a multi-specialty clinic. There are pros and cons to both, but I must admit that being in a multi- specialty clinic has far more pros than cons. My 80-hour work week is now a 50-hour week. The money is...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Koon's extended-length letter can be read here.
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP)
From: Paul Busman, DPM, RN
 
I think Michael Carbonaro needs to be assessed for diabetic neuropathy laugh. That reminds me of something that happened to me many years ago. I had an ongoing summer job starting in high school, right through podiatry school, working for a roofing and aluminum siding company. One day, I was walking through our warehouse when I felt a sharp pain on the sole of my foot. When I looked, I found a roofing nail stuck in the sole. With the large flat head of a roofing nail, it had stood upright on the floor. I tried to take my boot off to check my foot but couldn't do it. I had nailed my boot to my foot! Luckily, I had my claw hammer handy and could extract the nail. I put a Band-Aid on it and went back to work.
 
Paul Busman, DPM, RN, Frederick, MD
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

Worn at the Oscars?

Source: Alejandro Ingelmo via Footwear News

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MEETING NOTICES

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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 1 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - SEATTLE SUBURB 
 
25 year old sports and family oriented practice located in a highly desirable, affluent and well insured area. For details, reply to: footdoc@aol.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - ASTORIA, NYC 
 
This successful modern Astoria, Queens practice is fully equipped. Opportunity to enter practice with established patient base of adults and children, including sports medicine and surgery. Email: astoriapodiatry@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - NORTH PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE/ PARADISE VALLEY, AZ 
 
A well established, successful solo practice in a prestigious medical center. Office suite recently built. All aspects of podiatric medical care for adults and children. Excellent opportunity for referrals and continued practice expansion.  Doctor willing to stay and help with transition. Call 602-740-1686 for details.
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 18,500 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 2 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
MEDICAL DIRECTOR — SOUTHEAST REGION
 
Recruiting Podiatric Medical Director for rapidly growing podiatry and multispecialty practice. He/she will manage podiatry staff and be responsible for strategic and clinical outcomes. Frequent travel required. Must have 5+ years in practice, demonstrate leadership skills and ability to thrive in fast-changing environment. Contact robert@healthcarerecruit.org.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CHICAGO/NEAR WEST SUBURBS 
 
Multi-location group - Immediate opening for ABFAS Board Certified/Eligible associate. Minimum 3 year’s private practice experience required. Surgical/ortho patient load. DME, Rx, Minimal Incision Sx,  EMR, digital x-ray, laser, ultrasound, shockwave & MRI. Top pay, associateship & practice equity available for experienced candidates. Send CV drtsatsos@anklenfoot.com
 
PODIATRIST WANTED - NORTHERN & SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
Podiatrist needed for practices in both Northern and Southern  California. Professionally managed practice in long term care facilities.  Excellent income potential with discretionary time.  Please send CV and interest letter to dwayne8543@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – PUERTO RICO 
 
25 year old practice looking for energetic, well trained DPM. Near beaches, golf, great shopping. Two hospital based locations with available privileges. Great starting salary and benefits. Knowledge of Spanish language helpful. Please send CV to medicopodiatra@aol.com if interested.
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE - NEW YORK and NEW JERSEY 
 
Looking for podiatrists to see residents in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in New York and New Jersey. Great opportunity for part-time income. Positions available immediately! Send inquiries to: phasetwopodiatry@gmail.com
 
DOCTOR NEEDED HADDON HEIGHTS NJ 
 
Well rounded surgically trained board qualified/certified doctor needed for busy south jersey practice.  Includes Hospital work and 2 locations. Must have business sense, a cheerful personality and bedside manner,  follow protocols in place, and possess good communication skills.  Practice encompasses all aspects of podiatry. Competitive package.  Email CV to hhfootdoc@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – TUCSON, AZ
 
Amazing associate opportunity leading to long-term arrangement/partnership in sunny beautiful Tucson, AZ. Very busy solo podiatry practice with unlimited earning potential. Tons of new patients daily.  Seeking warm, motivated, personable and patient care oriented practitioner. Practice very well known with exploding constant referral sources. argfootdoc@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE TO OWNERSHIP - UPPER PENINSULA, MICHIGAN 
 
Associate needed for long-standing successful practice, with option to purchase soon. Encompasses every aspect of modern podiatry (orthopedics, diabetic medicine, surgery, wound care, etc). Location is resplendent with nature, on a large lake, rivers, mountains, downhill skiing, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, hunting, all minutes away. The practice is located in a professional building, with every medical specialty. Practice is well equipped: diagnostic ultrasound, digital x-ray, in-office surgery, pain laser, fluoroscopy, etc. Hospital privileges available in state-of-the-art, new hospital. A unique work-to-own situation. E-mail: ctmthor4@hotmail.com
 
FULL TIME/PART TIME POSITION - CALIFORNIA
 
Available for well-established podiatry practice near San Francisco. 3 Locations in California, San Leandro Pleasanton, and Los Gatos. Broad responsibilities: Laser Procedure, wound care, surgery, general podiatry, and facilities. Potential associateship position. Submit CV and Contact Dr. Michael Stein for details. Excellent income potential! msteinheal@aol.com 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HOUSTON, TX 
 
Established, growing multi office, multi doctor practice seeking PSR-36 board certified/qualified foot and ankle surgeon. Must be personable, outgoing and motivated with excellent clinical and surgical skills. Practice is protocol-based, state-of-the-art equipped with the latest technologies and cutting-edge procedures with an extremely competent staff. Send CV, salary requirements to faajobs@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST - TRISTATE AREA, MARYLAND 
 
Great team players wanted for Group Practice with several locations. Full time associate positions are available.  We offer state of the art facilities with well-trained support staff, in-office surgical center, ultrasound, DME, EMR, x-rays, etc. This amazing opportunity comes with a competitive salary, excellent benefits and bonus structure. Please email letter of intent and CV to mynewposition75@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - PODIATRY GROUP IN LOS ANGELES 
 
Join the group/limb preservation team and teaching faculty. Must be well trained in limb preservation, trauma, and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Send CV to podiatricri@yahoo.com, attention Stan Mathis, DPM.
 
WESTERN MASS ORTHOPEDIC PRACTICE SEEKING CLINIC-BASED PODIATRIST
 
Large orthopedic practice in Western Massachusetts seeking a full-time clinic-based podiatrist interested in general foot care, diabetes and orthotics/DME. Candidate may be board certified or board eligible. Rearfoot/ankle training not required. Podiatrist will join two fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons who are interested in creating a comprehensive foot care center. Founded over 30 years ago, we are a busy, growing practice of 16 sub-specialized physicians, recognized as the region’s top orthopedic specialists. Upcoming 2018 graduates and established podiatrists may apply. Please send CV. laurie.skole@neortho.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION  – DAYTON, OHIO 
 
Highly respected and growing, four podiatrists, 4 location practice seeking PSR-36 board certified/qualified foot and ankle surgeon. Must be dedicated, hardworking, poses excellent clinical and surgical skills, high-quality patient care, wound care.  Practice is equipped with certified EMR, digital x-ray, laser, ultrasound guided injections, Cutera Laser, regenerative medicine and PRP all aspects of DME. Meaningful Use attested, MIPS-ready. On staff 4 hospitals, no nursing homes. Highly trained staff. Send CV, salary requirements to ohiosurgeons@gmail.com  Excellent compensation plan, base salary and bonus, 401k plan, medical insurance, malpractice, paid vacation, holidays, CME. Signing bonus, ownership via deferred compensation plan.
 
FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE – MARYLAND 
 
Looking for an eager podiatrist to join our growing practice immediately. We are located in Waldorf and Clinton, MD. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and will be busy from the moment they are hired! We are looking for a well-rounded podiatrist to join our office-based practice. jelena@somdfootandankle.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION  - SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA
 
30  year  practice. Two office locations. Hospital privileges. 30–40 new patients per month. Seeking well-trained motivated podiatrist. All amenities including  malpractice insurance. Good mixture of general podiatry care /surgery/biomechanics/diabetic management. E-Mail CV to:  footcare2020@aol.com 
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE - NEBRASKA, MINNESOTA, KANSAS, OKLAHOMA, ALABAMA 
 
Preferred Podiatry Group is seeking providers to join our growing practice servicing long term care facilities in several areas.  We offer a competitive commission based income as well as a benefit package to our employed podiatrists. Full-time and part-time positions are available.  Contact Dr. Chris Kestner at ckestner@ppgpc.com for more details about opportunities with PPG.
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 18,500 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
Whether you have used equipment to sell or are offering an associate position, PM News classified ads are the fastest, most-effective way of reaching over 18,500 subscribers. For details, click here or write to: bblock@prodigy.net or call (718) 897-9700 for details. For commercial or display ads contact David Kagan at davidekagan@gmail.com  or call (215) 808-0770.
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